The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Bodie & Snow

Another discarded wash basin.  You can see by the mountains in the distance that Bodie is not too far away from ever receiving snow.  Elevation 8,379 feet (2,554 meters)

Another example of re-purposing materials.  Looks like the snow caved in the roof some. or maybe the building was made with a sway-back ridge.

 This can was spared the indignity of being ripped open, flattened and nailed to the side of a building.


  1. I get the feeling you enjoyed this part of the world!

    Sinbad seems to lead a bit more of an adventurous life than Mr. H!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Jakarta (for this week!)

  2. The brown rust is against the natural habit in a balance that is black to white. Nice shots again John.

  3. An amazing use of cans for the house, it looks very nice.

  4. I'm pretty sure I would never have thought to use flattened tin cans as roofing and siding. Too bad the structure is caving in as it's an interesting way to cover a building.

  5. Must have taken a lot of old cans to cover that building

  6. The building looks very bad in condition...

  7. i feel a bit like that building today. :)

  8. I really like that last shot.

  9. I am surprise that a scrounger hasn't come by and picked up the items laying on the ground.


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